An incredible workshop taking place on March 1st at Green Tea Yoga in Salem, MA. I helped facilitate this last year and it has left me transformed. I wish the same for you. A $5 discount is offered for all Waldorf Staff. ~Miranda Ovesen ❤ (more…)
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Woodwork and Ghana
Leading up to the Cultural Diversity Assembly on February 6, grades one, two, three and five participated in creating their own rhythm sticks to use during the Ghanaian song Obwisana that was the closing activity for the assembly. Lead by music teacher Ms. Smith who is Ghanian by heritage, the kids watched as Ms. Smith started with several long sticks. The kids then watched as each stick (more…)
Cultural Diversity Assembly
On Thursday, February 6th, grades one to eight participated in Cultural Diversity Assembly and the classes offered poems and music from different cultures and peoples around the world. The assembly opened with Mrs. Reed, our CARE Class teacher, leading everyone in a Samba dance lesson which can be seen here on our Community Facebook Page and closed with Ms. Smith, our Music teacher, leading the grades in a Ghanaian rhythm song. (more…)
Spring Eggs Felting Workshop March 14
Needle felt colorful eggs usingsoft, unspun wool fleece. Saturday, March 14, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Enjoy warm drinks, snacks and friendly conversation while you learn the skill of felting. Elizabeth Stubbs, a Waldorf early childhood teacher and artist, will provide gentle, hands-on guidance in this felting workshop. All skill levels welcome. $40 workshop fee includes instruction and materials. Everyone will bring home at least 3 beautiful eggs. This workshop will take place at Waldorf School at Moraine Farm and is limited to 12 attendees. Adults only. Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 11, to Kate Hill at email@example.com.
Wood Carving Class March 28
Learn how to carve a spoon from fresh-cut wood on March 28 from 12:30 til 4pm. This course is designed for beginners and will cover wood anatomy, how to ax out a spoon blank from a tree or tree branch, knife holds and techniques, basic sharpening skills, as well as drying and finishing.
* If you are left-handed, please let us know in advance so that we can bring the appropriate tools for you.
Each student will walk away with their very own cooking spoon as well as receive sandpaper and oil/beeswax blend for finishing. (more…)
Jan 25 Mouse Felting Workshop with Elizabeth Stubbs
Last Saturday, 15 people gathered in the cozy Handwork Room to enjoy warm drinks and goodies, and three hours of needle felting with Elizabeth Stubbs. The group included current and past parents, faculty, friends and even a board member! Using unspun wool fleece and barbed needles, a charming group of mice began to take shape. Each participant went home with a mouse and the materials to make more. It was a delightful morning, enjoyed by all.
Dining for Dollars at Flatbread Pizza January 28
Join us for our next Dining for Dollars at Flatbread Pizza in Salem. Onn January 28 come support a local business that appreciates farm to fork like we do. Dine together with your school family and friends and Flatbread will give us a portion of all pizzas sold between 5-10 PM! We will even have a 50/50 raffle so come join the fun!
Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With Service
On Monday, January 20, Waldorf School at Moraine Farm will be closed to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A powerful orator and influential civil rights activist, MLK led many non-violent protests in the 1950s and 1960s to fight for the rights of all people. His legacy is one of diversity, equity, and inclusion; important ideals to the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm Community. Martin Luther King Jr. also shared a message of compassion which is the CARE class theme for January. (more…)
New Orchestra Concept: Variety Show!
Looking for something a little different in a symphony orchestra? CommonWealth Orchestra Outreach Project has a concert show for you! The orchestra, aka COOP for short, is a reboot of the old school symphony orchestra that offers a new experience in classical music. COOP has an updated approach by playing classical music in a variety show format, and the music is written by local composers and other great American composers that somehow missed entry into the orchestral canon. (more…)
Shepherds Play (4:30 pm and 7 pm) and Paradise Play (6 pm) Thursday December 19
One of the most beloved traditions at our school is the performance of the Paradise Play and the Shepherds Play before the winter holiday break. These unique plays are part of a trilogy of three ethnic German plays that originated in the middle ages. Since the plays were collected and passed to Rudolf Steiner and others, they have become part of the rhythmic schedule of festivals and celebrations, often being performed almost simultaneously at many Waldorf schools across the world.
This Thursday, December 19, in the Great Hall, The Shepherds Play will perform at 4:30pm and 7pm. The Paradise Play performance is at 6pm. (more…)